The rise of conscience consumerism

The rise of social entrepreneurship is a topic that either excites you-or one you glance over because of a failure to understand its role and socioeconomic impact. Either way, we’re here to provide some insights based on our experience at the Social Enterprise...

The good, the sad and the ugly

After an evening of spectacular lightning displays and rolling thunder which quickly cooled temperatures after days of a searing heatwave, a steady and constant drizzle has enveloped Joburg. It’s welcome relief after some blisteringly hot days and many hope that it is...

Naidoo’s sales talk: what every salesperson wants for Christmas

Maxine is an incredibly hard working, committed and dedicated salesperson. She has won many awards for top performance and consistently over-achieving her numbers. She loves what she does. She is dedicated to giving her customers the best possible service. By Paul...

BRM’s hard-fought battle for redemption

It was in late 1961 when Sir Alfred Owen, chairman of Rubery Owen Holdings, experienced an epiphany. By Graham Duxbury He had spent millions on motor racing over the years – notably on the BRM (British Racing Motors) Formula One team which he purchased in 1952 – and...

Whitfield wonders: looking under the Christmas tree

As 2020 rushes towards us, it’s time for that activity fraught (or should that be “vrot”?) with difficulty – Christmas presents or, at least, a wish list of what I’d like to find under the tree. I guess I share the sentiment of most in our wonderful country – that the...

Cyber risks are becoming more complex

The rate at which digital technology is evolving and disrupting traditional business models, cyber risks seem to evolve even faster. By John Mc Loughlin, CEO of J2 Software Despite declining business confidence in the ability to manage cyber risk, business leaders are...

Invest in a franchise or do it alone? 

When venturing into the world of entrepreneurship, there are two ownership models to choose from.  Over and above purchasing an existing company you could either buy into a franchise or start a venture from scratch. Each has pros and cons, but the one that works best...

Can you really trust your data?

The ability to analyse data and derive insight from it is undeniably essential for any business today. By Gary Allemann, MD of Master Data Management However, when data is moved through various systems and manipulated in order to provide meaningful reports, there is...

Fix the weak link in the security chain

How many security incidents do you think the average business has a year? How many do you think the average business had 10 years ago? By Quentyn Taylor, director of security at Canon EMEA If you guessed that there was increase from a decade ago, you would be right....

Elastic infrastructure key to meeting storage demand

Events that accelerate the generation of data are often viewed in isolation, but the reality is that they are all part of the same evolution. By Eran Brown, chief technology officer: EMEA at Infinidat From databases to collaboration, Business Intelligence (BI) to...